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♪ refugees and riot police in hungry continues for a second day, eu leaders prepare for emergency talks. ♪ you are watching al jazeera and i'm jane from doha and their deaths shined on the crisis and bodies of a family that drown off the coast of turkey are being sent home. guatema guatemala's former president spends the night in jail over a
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corruption scandal and australia's smoke debate, should they be brought back for the surface. ♪ the u.n.'s refugee agency says europe is facing a moment of truth and says the continent must work together to end suffering and urgent changes are needed and it continues almost 24 hours after it began. now this group of many syrians and afghans is refusing to go to one of hungry's largest refugee centers, instead they are hold up at the station at the scene of a british show down on thursday. eu foreign ministers will hold talks in luxenberg where it's high on the agenda and they are visiting the island of cost to
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take on the refugee situation there. meanwhile the eastern part of check and hungry and slovakia are meeting in prog and says his country does not welcome muslim refugees. >> translator: we believe that all countries have the right to decide if they want to live together with populus muslim communities and their right to decide and if they don't want it then we live together and we have the right to not want to live together with populus muslim communities. this is our policy. we think that we don't want that. >> let's see where that train has been stopped now for nearly 24 hours. mohamed i'm sure the words of the prime minister are not going down too well and those who have been camped out at the train station for so long now and what are they saying about this and what are they saying about their
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need needs? >> jane, they are extremely distressed and extremely angry, many of the refugees i have spoken with here today are from syria and say they are not getting the attention and supplies they need on this train and see the situation is dire. if we can just pan the camera over so we can set the scene a little bit for you and what we are seeing at the train station, you see the riot police and separating the journalists from actually getting to the train and behind the fence there are some syrian refugees we have been speaking with and men there and some children, they are extremely angry at the stance that the prime minister has taken and say they have paid a lot of money to get here and get on the trains and many of them said they had tickets to get to germany and paid 1,000 euros to get tickets to germany and say they should be able to get there and say if the prime minister of the country doesn't want them here why doesn't he let them continue on wards and get to a safer country. as i told you i have been speaking to several people in
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the train including many months from syria and say their children are in dire need of food and water and have gotten some supplies but not enough and talking about eu and international community and trying to get an aide group to get them food, water and shelter and some people i have spoken to said as bad as the situation is on the train where there are hundreds of people crammed in there they want to stay on there, it's the only place they feel safe. many of them say they are just too afraid to leave that train, they are worried they are going to end up in a refugee camp in hungry. >> extraordinary situation, mohamed, what will break this stalemate? >> yeah, that's the question. there is a lot of fear here at this hour that the police will go into that fran -- train and try to clear it out and every person on the train is worried and keep getting rumors that percolate up every few minutes and worried the train will be
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raided and forced off that train. nobody knows what is going to happen minute to minute mere and the police don't seem to know what the next step is going to be so it's a very fluid and dire situation and seeing a lot of stuff and many of the people we have spoken with here broke into tears as soon as they started speaking to us saying they need the focus on the world focused on them and need help as soon as possible. >> thank you. ice land's foreign minister says the entire international community needs to step up its response to the refugee crisis and was talking to al jazeera's program and said his country will take in asylum seekers after an online campaign by ice land is offering to house syrian refugees. >> ice land is going to take refugees definitely and we are actually finding support from the public in ice land to step
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up the number of refugees that we can receive. the problem is use and it's not only for the countries in the middle east or europe. in my mind this is a global program and everyone must share the burden of taking and helping the refugees. and when i say everyone i'm talking of course about europe, north america and also the countries around and near syria for example. i think countries like saudi arabia share this burden. a man whose wife and two sons drown trying to cross europe says he wants to go back to syria. the image of three-year-old body washed up on a turkish beach sparked an international out cry and went to istan ball and sent home to kobani for burial and
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this is southern turkey. >> reporter: southern turkey and journey's end for two syrian brothers and their mother who drown trying to make it to greece. and the father and husband survived. he will take the bodies back to their hometown of kobani and syria. the three-year-old washed up on a turkish beach on wednesday morning, his five-year-old brother and mother also drown along with 15 others on two boats. >> translator: we went into the sea for four minutes then the captain saw the waves were so high that he steered the boat and we were hit immediately. he panicked and dove in the sea and i took over and started steering and the boat flipped and i took my wife and kids in my arms and i realized they were all dead thousands who transit know the risks and men, women
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and children from syria, pakistan, afghanistan and elsewhere wait for a chance to sale to europe. sail to europe and give them a right to work if they want it but feel europe offers better opportunities. mohamed paid $1200 to be smuggled from here to a greek island. >> translator: there is no work. we don't have enough money and planning to go to germany from greece, there is work and life there. i couldn't find any work here. the house rental in turkey, they are asking for $350-$700. >> reporter: greece's islands are in easy reach in places a dozen kilometers from turkey in the distance. refugees risk crossing here because the land borders with greece and bulgaria and he and
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15 others would be allowed had they been able to cross over land. the bodies of the brothers and mother are being taken back to kobani in syria for burial, they are the latest victims of the country's civil war. bernard in southwest turkey. syria president bashar al-assad could hold snap elections and may share power with the so called healthy opposition according to the president of russia, vladimir putin's comments thinks it's a way out of violence sweeping syria and we are joined from peter from moscow and seems russia is pushing the diplomatic solution here. >> this is very much the russian agenda as opposed to the united states. basically what putin is saying that moscow doesn't want assad
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to be toppled and he is planning to urge, seize on i.s.i.l. and urge saudi arabia and others to fight the common enemy and assad is prepared to make conditions on this. here is what he said in this meeting yesterday on the sidelines. he says we are working with our partners in syria, there is an understanding that this consolidation of the fighting against tear rigs and -- terrorism and means i.s.i.l. and what were healthy members of this into their administration. >> there seems to be quite a few plans at play here, what about the mistura plan, does this
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mirror the mistura plan in any way? >> this is dealing with the violence with assad and the rebel elements and proposes two phases and gives the current government a partial role allowing bashar al-assad for functions and a longer transition period leading up to general elections. the plan calls for a start to negotiations without a ceasefire. but as you heard from president putin he has the agreements from president assad but he is prepared to hold very swift parliamentary elections and then to work this tandem as what he regards as healthy members of the opposition. >> thank you for that peter sharp. i.s.i.l. fighters in syria have blown up three ancient tower tombs in palm ashgpalmaa and th
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of the most famous unesco world heritage sites. still to come on al jazeera. >> i'm andrew thomas and in australia along the coastline that is developing a reputation as the shark attack capitol of the world, some here are calling for a problem but would that be ethical. ♪
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♪ again let's take a look at the top stories on al jazeera, the u.n. refugee agency says europe is facing a moment of truth and the continent must work together to end people suffering, the standoff between refugees and riot police at a hungarian train station that continues almost 24 hours after it began. a man and wife and two sons who drown trying to cross to syria and the three-year-old body sparked an international outcry and coffins arrived in istanbul and will be sent home to kobani for burial. the president bashar al-assad could share power with a healthy opposition according to the president of russia, vladimir putin's comments are the closest of what moscow thinks is an acceptable way out of violence that is sweeping syria and more
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on the refugee crisis and mohamed is where that train full of refugees has been stopped now for nearly 24 hours in hungry. i believe you have been inside, mohamed, what did you see? >> well, jane, we actually haven't been able to go on the train. the police are preventing us from actually going on board but i have been speaking to several of the refugees on the train and one mother in particular from syria has been sending me pictures from inside there and telling me how dire the situation is. she sent me several pictures of children, small children that are on that train and have been on there for more than 24 hours now and says they are hungry and thirsty and feeling ill and says that everybody is crammed in and there are hundreds of people still on there and they are afraid to come off the train and they are afraid they will end up in a refugee camp and they have heard terrible things about the
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refugee camps and the conditions of the refugee camps in hungry. everybody we have spoken with syria and iraq refugees and they say they need to get to germany and they are saying if the prime minister doesn't want them here why doesn't he let them leave the country, continue onward with their journey. what you are hearing behind me now many of the syrian refugees chanting saying they want to go to germany and leave and the pictures we see on the train showing very cramped condition and showing children that are not feeling well and showing refugees who are in a desperate situation that are pleading with the international community and the eu and with aid groups and ngos to help them in any way possible. everything i have spoken with said when there is food and water given to them on the train not nearly enough has gotten on board and need more and say people on there are suffering and very worried the conditions are only going to get worse. >> all the images and children,
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mohamed, thanks. guatemala's former president molina will be held in jail while he is investigated for corruption and prosecutors allege he took bribes as part of accustom scam but he says he didn't do anything wrong. the vice president has been sworn in as an interim leader head of elections on sunday. daniel reports from guatemala city. >> reporter: this is a sight of guatemala with repercussions through the region and a few days ago molina was the president of guatemala and now he is in custody in a jail cell being investigated for his alleged involvement in a massive corruption scandal. a growing social movement and regular protests want to get out. >> translator: we have been demanding the resignation of corrupt politicians, now we have seen the resignation of the leader of a band of corrupt
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officials molina who happened to be the president of guatemala. >> this is the man who has replaced him, the new interim president with a background in the justice system and there are presidential elections this sunday. guatemala has never seen a week quite like it and it's not over yet. it has great hope and expectation here they can put the corrupt path behind them but no clear ideas about the way forward. corruption is not new in guatemala but never before have heads of so many people rolled. >> i think that is what has driven the social movement. for me it's against the corruption of the system and this is the system that builds up for politicians to just steal and steal and steal public money. >> reporter: these people have achieved more than they thought possible but what do they want
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now? >> translator: a better future after what is a guatemala spring and they invest in hospitals and med center and food for patients and on education too. >> translator: we are waiting for them to return everything they stole and we are talking about a lot of money. we need hospitals. he did nothing for guatemala. >> reporter: living an experience they never lived before with hope resting on sunday's election with uncertainty about what lies beyond. daniel with al jazeera, guatemala city. saudi arabia's king solomon is in washington for a long delayed meeting with president barack obama and dominated by the wars in syria and yemen. white house correspondent patty calhane reports. >> reporter: when king solomon took over saudi arabia u.s. barack obama showed respects in person by changing his travel schedule. but when the president invited
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the king to attend the gcc summit it was announced last-minute he couldn't come, widely perceived in the u.s. as a snub and now they will try to move past it with a white house visit and they are seen as coming with a military wish list in large part because of concern over the iran nuclear deal. >> they are looking for a variety of new forms of military support and probably like the united states to export a bunch of new weapons to them and we have difficulty saying yes to that because of the commitment to israel and qualitative military edge which is a longstanding policy for exports to the region. >> reporter: and talks about the navy and this one and military hardware and training and negotiations for these are still ongoing. a senior administration official says not to expect any major announcements and they want saudi to stop supporting what they call the more extremist of the opposition groups in syria and they will again urge restraint in yemen as the
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civilian casualty count grows and the humanitarian situation worsens. and the president made that request before without resolve and didn't stop the u.s. from recently provide agree additional $500 million of bombs and bullets to replenish the arsenal last month and say the relationship between the u.s. and saudi arabia is changing because of falling oil prices. >> from being essentially a price taker in the global oil market the u.s. is increasingly the price maker because the global swing producer now is u.s. shale production and therefore the u.s. strategically speaking is far less dependent on saudi arabia or the region or opeg as a whole than it used to be. >> reporter: the two leaders now have to figure out what a less dependant relationship for both sides will look like with a changing dynamic in a changing region, patty with al jazeera in
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washington. turkey's parliament has voted to continue operations in syria and iraq for another year. the current mandate against i.s.i.l. and kurdish fighters expires in october. the motion let's foreign soldiers in turkey and means turkish or foreign troops can enter iraq and syria if necessary. polls have opened in morocco regional elections and have been given more powers to run their own affairs, the vote will also test whether the ruling justice and developing party still has support. sri lanka has been sworn in from the freedom party formalized his oath to lead along with prime minister sing from united national party. they formed a unity government after last month's election. they are promising a new era of clean government and political reforms. and we were sent this report from columbo.
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>> reporter: sri lanka's first national government basically a cabinet of 48 members being sworn in here at the presidential building behind me the first of a parliament building and the crowd behind let the group photograph this cabinet brings both of sri lanka's main political parties the united national party and the sri lanka freedom party. now it's the first time these two sides have ever got together to form a government. this has been done for two years. prime minister is saying that the success of this government will determine the success of the country and the journey it goes on from here. president addressing his new cabinet, talking about the journey it took to get to this place, the fact that people had put their faith in this new
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government with change and essentially reminding people of the responsibility they have to take this country forward. >> reporter: search teams in malaysia found more bodies after a boat carrying indonesia workers sunk and 16 are confirmed to have died and another 30 missing and over crowded boats capsized in the poor weather in the strait and more than a thousand refugees and workers died at sea in the region this year. french investigators made a breakthrough in the search for the missing malaysia airlines flight mh-370 ap confirmed the debris found on an ocean island does belong to the aircraft, in july a piece washed up and disappeared in march last year with 239 people on board. edward snowden weighed in on hillary clinton's e-mails and former head of state and presidential candidate has been
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accused of mishandling data on a private e-mail server and he made the comment during an interview with al jazeera. >> anyone who has the clearance that the secretary of state or a director that a top level agency has knows how classified information should be handled. if an ordinary worker at the state department or central intelligence agree senior or anything like that send details of security of embassys over unclassified systems they would not only lose their job and clearance they would very likely face prosecution for it. >> and you can watch the full interview on a new program called upfront, that is a wiki and launched 1930 gmt friday here on al jazeera. an unprecedented number of shark attacks off australia's east coast reunited a debate if it's the only way to make water safe for swimmers. a new south whales government is
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reviewing this after 14 attacks in sidney and in the latest incident a man was knocked off his ski and mauled and we report in new south whales. >> reporter: on the morning of july 31st, 20 meters from shore former boxer was mauled by a great white shark. sat on his surf board with the shark trying to rip off his leg he managed to fight back. >> whack, whack, whack and it worked. >> ten seconds he was latched on. >> the whole thing was about ten seconds. >> reporter: lost so much blood he almost died and spent all of august in hospital, full recovery could take years. as for getting back in the ocean. >> i wouldn't get back in the water, no way, you can pay me $10 million and i still wouldn't go back in the water, i'm not going in until it's safe. >> reporter: this fear along this coast of australia over the past 12 months the short stretch
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north of sidney has seen 14 people attacked by sharks, two died. >> it's a little bit like a lot of fear and i know surfers are reluctant to go in the water. >> reporter: why so many sharks and attacks? it could be the el nino are changing temperatures bringing sharks close to shore and put nutrients in the shore attracting fish that they feed on and a ban on shark hunting introduced in 1999 sharks are reaching maturity and what can be done to protect surfers along the coast? that has provoked fierce debate and some say nothing but the ocean is the shark's territory and people have to accept a degree of risk. >> i've enjoyed the facts the crowds have come down and days you can surf and it's unheard of once upon a time. >> reporter: many want firm
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action or shooting sharks or shark netting that traps them and at a meeting majority were in favor. >> they are taking out a lot of sharks and we can isolate the seven sharks that have been around but take out one of two of them and they do it in other parts of the world as well. >> reporter: it's controversial, when one began in the west of australia last year hundreds protested and great white numbers have grown in resent years they are still much lower than they were. >> i don't like the idea of an animal that has been lowered to what i considered threatened levels of population. >> reporter: craig says he wouldn't want the particular shark that attacked him killed. he feels it gave him half a chance but he does want action, people he thinks deserve more protection than sharks. andrew thomas, al jazeera, near
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australia. two-time superbowl winning quarterback tom brady successfully had his four game band lifted over deflate gate scandal and a judge ruled the scar can't be held responsible for the team's use of under inflated footballs and more on our website. ♪ the middle east refugee crisis busted out of the tent cities in the desert and teaming capital in jordan and lebanon. it's bang on europe's door, desperate people stuck in various places, challenging a slow-moving e.u. to respond to a humanitarian crisis. nowhere to run,


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